12 Tips for Planning Your Stay In Valencia

Lively Valencia is not just the birthplace of paella; it's a city transformed in the past decade from a quiet town into a thriving tourist resort. Simultaneously a World Heritage Site and strikingly modern, Val...

Plazas, Paellas and Fertile Plains

El Cid knew a good thing when he saw it which was why he laid siege to Valencia in the 11th century, but he wouldn't recognise it today in its modernity. Yes, the Valencia of El Cid is nowhere recognisable t...

Spanish Birds of Prey Make a Killing in Valencia

This is a guest post by UK expat birdwatcher Martin Teasdale. The rugged mountainous terrain in the Valencia region and its remaining Mediterranean pine forest make an ideal habitat for birds of prey and I a...

Valencia for the Active Skinflint Tourist

Valencia hosts one of the best urban green spaces in Europe and as it is flat, allows the active tourist to explore many sites on foot and for free. A tourist visiting Valencia short on cash and eager for so...